#Med2019 - Agenda

MED Fora



Parco dei Principi Hotel, Rome


In a fast-changing environment where global trade dynamics are shaping new relations among States, the Mediterranean area is regaining a central role. A comprehensive plan to build new infrastructures is crucial to unleash the region’s growth potential but it requires more cooperation between public and private actors and the involvement of the multilateral development and investment banks. The challenge for the region is to make investments in infrastructures an enabler for a more sustained and sustainable economic growth, giving higher attention to their social and environmental impact.

• What are the main gaps in infrastructure investments in the Mediterranean?
• How can investments in infrastructure foster sustainable growth?
• How can sustainability become the new driver of cooperation in the Mediterranean?


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  • Hassan ABDEL-HAMID, Chief Representative for Italy, Banque Misr, Egypt
  • Marco ALBERTI, Head of International Institutional Affairs, Enel
  • Joseph ATTIAS, Group Director, Engineering, Development and Concessions, Salini Impregilo
  • Waleed Mostafa AWAD, Chairman, Damietta Port Authority, Egypt
  • Christian BAHOO, Head of Governmental and External Affairs – Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, BMW Group, Germany
  • Antonella BALDINO, Chief International Development Finance Officer, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Erik BECKER, Manager Infrastructure Department – Middle East & North Africa, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • Francesco BELLONE, Chief Executive Officer, Cipa
  • Lale CANDER, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Pirelli Turkey
  • Antonio CAREDDU, President, ANIMP
  • Carlo CREA, Head of Institutional Affairs, Terna
  • Sara CRISTALDI, Senior Advisor and Co-Head Centre for Business Scenarios, ISPI
  • Robert DENDA, Head of Network Technology and Innovability, Global Infrastructure & Networks, Enel
  • Manlio DI STEFANO, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Vincenzo ERCOLE, Global Head of Italian Infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Maria Rita GALLI, Executive Vice President Business Development & Asset Management, Snam
  • Massimiliano GATTONI, Advisor, Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport
  • Pierre HEILBRONN, Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Maryam KHANSARI, General Manager, Herison Construction Company; International Relations Manager, Association of Construction Companies, Iran
  • Salah B. KHAYAT, CEO, Petroleb, Lebanon
  • Cristiana LANA, Public Affairs Office – International and European Institutional Affairs, TIM
  • Angela MANCINELLI, Head of Unit Infrastructure and Public Sector, European Investment Bank – Rome Office
  • Giampiero MASSOLO, President, ISPI; Chairman, Fincantieri
  • Stefano NAPOLETANO, Global Leader Infrastructure & Capital Productivity, McKinsey & Company
  • Saida NEGHZA, President, BusinessMed; General Manager, Soralcof, Algeria
  • Piero PETRUCCO, Vice President and Managing Director, Icop; President, Specializations National Council and Vice President, National Council, Italian Contractors’ Association
  • Cecilia PICCIONI, Advisor, ISPI and Fincantieri
  • Alexio PICCO, Chief Consultant for the European Coordinators for Motorways of the Sea, European Commission; Managing Director, Circle Group
  • Marco PIREDDA, SVP International Affairs MENA, Americas, Asia Pacific, Eni
  • Rachid Mohamed RACHID, former Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt; Chairman, Valentino
  • Giovanni ROCCA, Senior Vice President International Business Promotion, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
  • Paolo RUGGERI, Vice Chairman, Nuovo Pignone – Baker Hughes Group
  • Nicola SANDRI, Mediterranean Leader Transport & Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company
  • Francesco SCIAUDONE, Founding and Managing Partner, Grimaldi Studio Legale and Grimaldi Alliance; Chair of the Technical Committee “Finance and Procurement”, World Road Association
  • Carlo SECCHI, Head, Centre on Infrastructure and Vice President, ISPI, Italy; European Coordinator for Infrastructural Priority Projects (TEN-T), European Commission
  • Shireen SHELLEH, Partner and Managing Director, Center for Engineering and Planning, Palestine
  • Vittorio TORBIANELLI, Special Projects Unit / International Relationships, Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea
  • Cesare TREVISANI, Vice President, Trevi Group; Chairman, Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Fabrizio VETTOSI, Director General, Venice Shipping and Logistics


  • Emanuele ADAMO, Head of Risk Management & Internal Control, Institutional Relations for Investments, Nestlé Italiana
  • Alberto BELLADONNA, Research Fellow, Centre on Infrastructure, ISPI
  • Caterina CERRINI, Business Development Manager, IB Group
  • Alessandra COLONNA, Public Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Carlotta DEMOFONTI, International Relations, Snam
  • Bice DI IORIO, Head of Mediterranean Activities, Institutional Affairs, Terna
  • Paola FIENGA, Corporate Communication Manager, Salini Impregilo
  • Vincenzo FRANZA, Group Strategy, Enel
  • Alessandro GILI, Research Assistant, Centre on Infrastructure, ISPI
  • Marica NOBILE, Institutional Affairs Manager, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Andrea ROSSO, International Affairs Unit, Snam
  • Chiara SPREAFICO, Research & Analytics Manager, McKinsey & Company
  • Sara TROMBETTA, WW Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Valentino Spa
  • Karim WISSA, QInvest, Qatar
  • Tobia ZEVI, Associate Research Fellow – Global Cities Desk, Centre for Business Scenarios, ISPI